Saturday, January 05, 2008


Tuesday January 8th, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles hosts the opening for a group show called “Under the Influence: A Tribute to Stan Lee”. 100 artists painted works based on the creations of Stan Lee and "The Man" himself will appear at the opening early in the evening. The show will hang until February 1st.

Behold, cowering mortals, my tiny contribution to the high-spirited falderal. It's listed under my lesser known pseudonym, Steve Purcell. GO BUY IT!



Oort said...

I remember you planning a while back to set this site up, but I could never find it. Now I know why. Glad you're finally posting some of your works. I had an extremely hard time finding much, considering my almost depressing search skills, but I can’t stop fixating on what little I picked up. Please open the flood gates.

Starchie Spudnoggen said...

Thanks, oort.
I don't know how to make a real web site but this pre-fab template is fairly easy to sort out for a troglodyte. I should be able to continue posting regularly.

Oort said...

Not to be too personal, but when you started out what did you do for practice? Did you draw things around you, or did you just constantly work off of whatever came to thought? Was there ever anything you felt really fine-tuned your skills? Anything that helped sidestep that seemingly impassable barrier between thought and paper?

Starchie Spudnoggen said...

oort --
I always drew. Most kids copy images they like. I always liked cartoons and drew my favorite characters constantly. Art school gives you a reason to complete specific assignments and hopefully broaden your field of interest but most of whatever skills I may have improved over time has come from on-the-job training. Learning how to do something by having to do it. I'll post examples soon.

TANDRO said...

Hi Steve, only say, that you are the best! Thanks a lot for have made much of popular characters exist. I'm your Spanish number one fan!

Best wishes,


PD: Sorry for my "poor" English. >_<

Oort said...

I was thinking about it, and I don’t believe my first comment did my thoughts justice. I’ve known Sam and max almost all my life. It was one of the first (of the 3) computer games I played, even if I Lacked the required brain cells at 6. I watched the show (despite Sam’s awkward voice which still haunts me to this day). I even managed to find one of the comic books at one point (which i successfully lost). Im not sure where to go with this considering it’s developing either into a hallmark card or another disturbing “I’m your biggest fan” letter (probably both). I highly doubt I will ever meet you in person, so if this is the only chance I Get I want to thank you for going strong all these years Mr. Purcell. Maybe someday I’ll manage something better than a blog comment, but for now my conscience is clear. Keep running.

Starchie Spudnoggen said...

Thanks oort --
I can't complain about anything you've said. I'll keep posting here as long as anyone is interested. Always glad to hear people are enjoying it so far.